Latent Profile Analysis

  • Cody S. Ding


The MDS is discussed as a profile analysis approach of re-parameterizing the linear latent variable model in such a way that the latent variables can be interpreted in terms of profile patterns rather than factors. It is used to identify major patterns among psychological variables and can serve as the basis for further study of correlates and/or predictors of profiles and other background and external variables. I outline the procedure of MDS profile analysis and discuss the issues that are related to parameter estimation and interpretation of the results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cody S. Ding
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  1. 1.Department of Education Science and Professional ProgramUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Center for NeurodynamicsUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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